Filling

Tito’s puts customers in the mix with reusable DIY RTD can 

US vodka brand Tito’s is selling a limited edition refillable pop-top promotional can to encourage customers to shake up their own vodka-based seltzers and cocktails. The Austin, Texas-based company, which prides itself on its small-batch premium vodka, said it was dismayed at the quality of some ready-to-drink (RTD) alcoholic beverages on the market. Although it doesn’t make its own pre-mixed...

Britvic raises capacity in UK with a new canning line

Britvic has officially opened its fourth canning line in the UK, enabling the company to pack brands including Tango, Pepsi and 7UP at speeds that rank among the highest in Europe. The soft drinks manufacturer invested £26.9 million (US$32.7m) to upgrade and build the line at its Rugby plant in the Midlands, the company’s largest. The new line boosts Britvic’s...

‘Thirst Trap’ is the latest Molson Coors accessory for beer cans

A new tool designed to trap mosquitoes inside beer cans has been unveiled by Molson Coors to help drinkers enjoy summer outings unperturbed by insects. The limited-edition ‘Thirst Trap’ is a 3D-printed funnel made of resin that attaches to 12oz (355ml) cans of Coors Light. Before clipping it onto the can neck, customers should drink most of the beer, said Molson...

Korean brand launches vegan canned luncheon ‘meat’

South Korean retail giant Shinsegae Group has launched a vegan version of its canned luncheon meat. Shinsegae Food’s vegan ‘ham’ will be produced by its US subsidiary, Better Food Inc.  The product integrates into The Better Meat line that was introduced in 2021. It is made of soy and vegetable oil and does not contain the sodium nitrite that is often...

Brazil currency collapse hits Grupo Calvo sales

Full-year sales at Spanish seafood canner Grupo Calvo dipped in 2021 amid currency weakness in Brazil, the company’s biggest market. Nevertheless the company said the past 12 months had proved to be a “milestone” thanks to the release of a new lightweight can for tuna which it hopes will boost its bottom line and sustainability performance. Grupo Calvo sales fell four...

Europe leads as Bonduelle canned food sales rise

Vegetable canner Bonduelle reported a 2 per cent rise in yearly sales thanks to the popularity of its canned and frozen foods in Europe and favourable currency fluctuations. The French company, which cans vegetables for its own brand as well as Del Monte, Cassegrain and Globus, said total like-for-like sales rose to €2.9 billion (US$2.95bn) for the year to the...

Plastic wrap pulled from Tesco’s canned drinks

Tesco, the UK’s biggest supermarket chain, will no longer use plastic wrap for multipacks of its own-brand canned carbonated drinks. The retailer said the move will remove 12 million items of plastic from the water stream each year and help keep prices down at a time when many UK consumers are dealing with rising food costs. Tesco said that for the...

Photo of Twisted Tea fan will appear on millions of cans

Enthusiasts of the US brand of hard iced tea Twisted Tea have the chance to see their photograph printed on up to 100 million cans.  The offer is part of a competition prize bundle that will also net the winner a potentially valuable piece of digital art in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT).  Twisted Tea has marketed the alcoholic...

Molson Coors earnings muted as brewer fails to absorb rising costs

Rising costs struck a blow to Molson Coors’s second-quarter (Q2) earnings as tepid revenue growth was outweighed by a slump in profit. Although the world’s fifth-largest brewer by volume said it had managed to increase its market share in the US and Canada, its inability to contain higher energy and raw materials prices in the three months through June meant...